This course will introduce the student to the Canadian legal system. The student will gain a historical perspective of the development of Canadian law, Canadian court systems, the Canadian constitution, and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms plus an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of judges and lawyers in the legal system. The student will also examine legal principles and doctrines such as precedent, legal research, legal reasoning, and statutory interpretation as well as explore how these principles and doctrines are applied to the fields of contract, tort, administrative, family, and criminal law.
- Total Hours: 45
Lecture Hours: 45
This course is offered online:
After completing the course the student will be able to:
Describe the primary areas of law in Canada;
List the basic legal institutions in Canada including the roles and responsibilities of the various members of the legal system;
Summarize the historical evolution of the Canadian legal system;
Explain how the legal system evolves through legal reform;
Describe and define fundamental concepts, principles, and doctrines of jurisprudence and discuss how they are applied to the various fields of law.
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Course Offered in Other Programs:
Associate of Arts Degree
Associate of Arts Degree - Criminology Specialization
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Textbooks: Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.